NICE recommends smartphone-linked ECG device
NICE has issued its first recommendation through its through its Early Value Assessment pilot project for the KardiaMobile 6L.
KardiaMobile recommended by NICE for detecting abnormal heart activity
KardiaMobile has been recommended by NICE to help detect atrial fibrillation. The personal ECG helps people monitor their heart activity at home.
CCG pilots smartphone device to reduce stroke risk
A pilot project in Hounslow aims to reduce stroke risk among patients with the use of AliveCor, a mobile electrocardiogram recorder that attaches to a smartphone.
World’s first virtual heart produced
HeartWorks virtual heart demo Three London-based cardio anaesthetists have developed the world’s first virtual heart, providing a breakthrough in the way cardiothoracic anaesthetists are trained. The virtual heart, known as HeartWorks, is a realistic computer generated model of the heart and an echocardiology simulator. By using it, medical students will be able to practice peri-operative […]
Medtronic to open CareLink for atrial fibrillation
Patients with atrial fibrillation or suspected atrial fibrillation could soon be monitored via Medtronic’s CareLink platform. This could substantially increase the number of users. CareLink is a secure online platform that can be used by doctors for cardiac patients who need telemonitoring. Medtronic officially launched CareLink in Europe at the beginning of 2008, after it […]
IMEC boosts wireless ECG patch
Flexible core of IMEC’s smart ECG patch. A new wireless patient monitoring ECG patch has been developed for cardiac monitoring by IMEC Belgium, an independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. The innovative flexible ECG patch is intended to monitor single-lead ECG in individual’s daily-life conditions, providing new opportunities for cardiovascular disease management. The patch can […]
2008: the year telecare grows up?
A large evaluation of assistive technologies across health and social care begins next year, Fiona Barr reports.
German industry group publishes telemedicine standards
Leading German electronic association the VDE has published a new set of standards for telemedicine to spur the development of telecare and telemonitoring. A series of recommendations are set out in the new telecare standards, addressing both the technical and organisational issues of telemonitoring, and may lead to the development of quality labels for telecare […]
RFID on the frontline
Using RFID to track high value medical equipment can save time and money, argues, Cisco’s Terry Espiner.
Greater Manchester extends telemedicine ECG service
The Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac Network have successfully piloted a new telemedicine ECG service from Broomwell HealthWatch to provide expert cardiology reporting for patients and will now roll the system out to a total of almost 150 practices. The system allows 12-lead ECGs to be carried out in the GP practice by a doctor […]